Illness does not appear by chance. It is the direct result of the way we live--what we eat and drink, if we have enough physical exercise, and our state of mind. The basic principles of naturopathy recognize this reality, and its treatments are designed to support our present state of good health or to help us get back to it. Christopher Vasey, author of the bestselling The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health, explains that naturopathic treatments do not attempt to cut off symptoms but instead focus on removing toxic causes. All diseases stem from an unbalanced or dysfunctional biological terrain. This occurs when the body's internal cellular environment becomes clogged with wastes or when it lacks essential vitamins and mineral nutrients. In this naturopathic guide to health and healing, Vasey shows how to remove toxins from the body using diets, fasts, and detoxifying cleanses. He points to the key role played by the acid-alkaline balance in maintaining peak energy and explains what natural supplements to take to restore deficient nutrients in the body. Vasey believes that the greatest part of achieving health is in our own hands. His book provides a comprehensive set of naturopathic tools to help us restore our optimum health.
Christopher Vasey is a naturopathic doctor specialising in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of The Detox Mono Diet, The Water Prescription, The Whey Prescription and the best-selling The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health. He lives near Montreaux, Switzerland.
Foreword by Daniel Kieffer Introduction 1 The Naturopathic Concept of Illness What Is an Illness? Why Do We Fall Ill? How Do We Heal? Remedies and Therapies Fictitious Healing vs. True Healing The Different Stages of Disease 2 The Causes of Illness and the Reasons for Health Overeating in General Overeating Specific Substances Stimulants Chemical Poisons Poor Elimination A Sedentary Lifestyle Deficiencies The Rupture of the Acid-Alkaline Balance Negative Mental Attitude 3 Naturopathy in Practice: Correcting and Balancing the Internal Cellular Environment Shutting Off the Source of Overloads Eliminating Toxins Benefits of Exercise Filling the Deficiencies Restoring the Acid-Alkaline Balance Specific Remedies Positive Mental Attitude Conclusion Glossary of the Concepts of Naturopathy Bibliography Resources Index